Melvin J. Dubnick and H. George Frederickson (eds.), Accountable Governance: Promises And Problems (M.E. Sharpe/Routledge, 2011)



TABLE OF CONTENTS

"Introduction: The Promises of Accountability Research" (Dubnick and Frederickson)

PART I – Complex Challenges

* Chapter 1 – The Challenge of Multiple Accountability: Does Redundancy lead to Overload? (Schillemans and Bovens)
* Chapter 2 – The Tangled Web of Accountability in Contracting Networks: The Case of Welfare Reform (Romzek)
* Chapter 3 – Accountability Challenges in Public Sector Contracting for Complex Products (Brown, Potoski & VanSlyke)
* Chapter 4 – Accountability for Global Governance Organizations (Koppell)v

PART II — Obstacles to Accountability

* Chapter 5 – Performance Blight and the Tyranny of Light? Accountability in Advanced Performance Measurement Regimes (Pollitt)
* Chapter 6 – Does Performance Measurement Actually Improve Accountability? (Radin)
* Chapter 7 – The Accountability Environment of U.S. Counties (Johnson, Pierce & Lovrich)


PART III – Assessing Accountability

* Chapter 8 – Accountability Institutions And Information In The Policymaking Process (Posner & Schwartz)
* Chapter 9 – Accountability and Information Technology Enactment: A Cross-National Perspective (Ghere)


PART IV – Adapting to Accountability

* Chapter 10 – ‘Blame Avoidance and Accountability: Positive, Negative or Neutral?’ (Hood)
* Chapter 11 – The Challenges of Accountability for International Nongovernmental and Civil Society Organizations (Karns, Shaffer & Ghere)
* Chapter 12 – Accountability in the Nonprofit Sector: Abandoning the ‘One Size Fits All’ Approach (Kearns)

PART V – Strategies

* Chapter 13 – Watching the Watchers (Wheeler)
* Chapter 14 – Accountability and Voluntary Programs (Potoski & Prakesh)

PART VI – Rethinking Accountability

* Chapter 15 – Accountability in Two Non-western Contexts (Jordan)
* Chapter 16 – Accountability and a Theory of Representation (O'Kelly)
* Chapter 17 – Emergent Accountability and Structuration Theory: Implications (Yang)
* Chapter 18 - Rethinking the Obsession: Accountability and the Financial Crisis (Dubnick & O'Brien)

Conclusion: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
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